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I have to confess that I, Paddington Bear, have some mixed feelings about my impending return to Peru. Mrs Cooke and Mr Robinson seem like nice people, but it is going to be very hard leaving my family behind for three weeks. I do hope the Browns will get on alright without me.
Most of all, I hope Mrs Cooke and Mr Robinson have packed enough marmalade for me, it would be frightful to have to survive in Peru without a nice jar of marmalade to start the day.
Still taking on new challenges is important, I suppose and I will try so hard to get it right. Things are very different already. When I arrived at Paddington Station, I had stowed away on boat. This time, I am flying back on a giant aeroplane. I hope they have marmalade in First Class… In fact, I hope Mrs Cooke and Mr Robinson have made sure to upgrade me. If not, I will be delivering one of my special ‘hard stares’.
Paddington Bear here in Lima, which is the capital of Peru. I have to say, my adventure did not get off to the start I was hoping for. My hopes of marmalade in First Class were dashed and despite my best efforts and a series of ‘hard stares’ I was packed off into economy with the rest of the Oakgrove expedition. Worse still, I had to suffer the indignity of being stuffed inside an overhead locker. Still, it was dark and quiet and I soon dozed off.
When I awoke I found myself in a huge city called Lima. Marmalade is in short supply at the moment (more hard stares for Mrs Cooke and Mr Robinson) but the birthday cake on the beach just about made up for it.
What a long journey, 22 hours on a coach, nearly a whole day! The funny thing is, I really wouldn’t have minded the journey itself. The views of the Andes Mountains were spectacular, I had made myself comfortable on the window sill and – for the first time this trip – Mrs Cooke and Mr Robinson had rustled up some marmalade for me.
I was just starting to think that I had got it right, when some of the humans started making an awful fuss. The bus took us up to 4,500 metres, which is much higher than the highest mountains we have in Britain. This, combined with the constant motion, had a very deleterious effect on some of our company, I am not sure they appreciated my hard stares, but one must suffer with a stiff upper lip, or maw, in my case.
I do hope that the Browns are getting on without me. It is strange that I feel homesick in the country I came from, but my home is in London, with Mr and Mrs Brown and Jonathon and Judy. Adventures like this are all very well, but I think that I would much prefer to be eating marmalade at the kitchen table. Still, I suppose I have to try to get this right and maybe if I stay cheery, I will start to really enjoy myself.
The SCITT is a natural addition to the teacher training already offered by the partnership. We work with all secondary schools in Milton Keynes and many primary schools in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. We have well established links with a range of providers and are very pleased to be working with the University of Leicester who provide validation for this qualification. In addition to providing QTS certification, The Tommy Flowers SCITT MK offers a PGCE Masters level qualification.
Oakgrove School has taken the decision to ban wearable technology e.g. Apple watches.
These items can be used as communication devices just like a mobile phone and go against our policy of having mobile phones off during the school day.
They are also incredibly expensive and we would not want to see a student lose or damage an item such as this while at school.
If you are intending on buying such a device please be aware that students will not be allowed to wear them at school.
If a student is found to have wearable technology then this will be treated in the same manner as using a mobile phone.
Welcome to the website for Oakgrove School, an academy at the heart of learning, proudly serving the communities of south-east Milton Keynes. Oakgrove has now been open for over ten years and our reputation as a caring academy, setting very high academic standards in a traditional, disciplined and exceptionally well resourced environment is well known.
I am fortunate enough to be leading an outstanding school, with gifted and hardworking staff. Parents and Carers can look forward to their son or daughter being taught by some of the most well qualified teachers in any school, and supported by associate staff that make every effort for students to enjoy their time at Oakgrove, whether in the classroom, on the sports field, during after-school clubs or one of the many trips offered.
Oakgrove’s focus is always on high quality teaching and learning. Students are set individual targets that are regularity reviewed and we set teaching groups according to ability. The delivery of our curriculum in all the Key Stages allows students to develop transferable skills, intellectual understanding and a passion for learning that will enable them to succeed in public examinations, and also enables our students to become lifelong learners, who will excel in workplace and beyond.
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